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« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2018, 01:15:10 PM »
wtf is wrong with her eyes. (battle angel alita picture)

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« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2018, 11:42:12 PM »
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wtf is wrong with her eyes. (battle angel alita picture)


Everyone's been wondering that since the trailer came out.

http://uproxx.com/hitfix/why-does-alita-battle-angel-have-anime-eyes/

Apparently they wanted to replicate the manga eyes in live action. I think the results speak for themselves.



She doesn't look like a cyborg. She looks like some kind of fish/human.
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« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2018, 03:05:33 AM »
Yeah it looks horrible.

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« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2018, 08:34:31 PM »
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wtf is wrong with her eyes. (battle angel alita picture)

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Everyone's been wondering that since the trailer came out.

http://uproxx.com/hitfix/why-does-alita-battle-angel-have-anime-eyes/

Apparently they wanted to replicate the manga eyes in live action. I think the results speak for themselves.



She doesn't look like a cyborg. She looks like some kind of fish/human.

It's actually worse then that they are borrowing some notes from the manga's art style and not others leading to an aborted in between style that actually lacks some of the definition compared to the manga.  
Here are some pics for contrast.
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Also sorry for not showing to much fight seance stuff that mangas pretty bloody and I don't want to break the rules.
Which actually leads me in to some thing but is it just me or from the trailer is the movies smelling pg-13?

Also heres A guide why the mangas worth reading http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/03/12/battle-angel-alita-new-readers-guide
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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2018, 10:13:48 PM »
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It's actually worse then that they are borrowing some notes from the manga's art style and not others leading to an aborted in between style that actually lacks some of the definition compared to the manga.  

Also heres A guide why the mangas worth reading http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/03/12/battle-angel-alita-new-readers-guide

I've read Battle Angel Alita (The first run, and a little of the "reboot" series) and I agree. In general there's things in certain art styles that are done because it's not live action. This attempt to replicate it shows why. So I guess it will serve as a bad example? :/
And I agree, it's a great series. Made quite an impact on me when I first read it.
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« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2018, 10:48:44 PM »
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I've read Battle Angel Alita (The first run, and a little of the "reboot" series) and I agree. In general there's things in certain art styles that are done because it's not live action. This attempt to replicate it shows why. So I guess it will serve as a bad example? :/
And I agree, it's a great series. Made quite an impact on me when I first read it.

Agreed I read up threw some point in the ZOTT arc then my library system ran out of the manga so I was stuck I'll be honest it's nice to know it's still going.
Also I must say It's nice to know I am not the only person this side of the sun thats read it.
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« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2018, 01:43:19 PM »
The only person with huge eyes who still looks gorgeous to me is Kajal Jain. Maybe they should have cast her:


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« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2018, 05:20:27 PM »
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The only person with huge eyes who still looks gorgeous to me is Kajal Jain. Maybe they should have cast her:


Looking at her that very well may have been A better idea though it's worth remembering that the reason they ended up casting scar-jo as makoto was that none of the Asian actresses in Hollywood do action movies :/
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« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2018, 03:41:45 AM »
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Looking at her that very well may have been A better idea though it's worth remembering that the reason they ended up casting scar-jo as makoto was that none of the Asian actresses in Hollywood do action movies :/

This is sarcasm right?

Please tell it's sarcasm.

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« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2018, 09:15:33 AM »
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This is sarcasm right?

Please tell it's sarcasm.

It may be partially true. There may well be very few. Or those that were on hand either werent interested, or did not fit the look. And Hollywood may have wanted a big name to stick on the movie as usual.

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« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2018, 10:54:49 AM »
Finally got a copy of The Slime People from 1963. Saw this wayyyyyy back on Hoolihan & Big Chuck, but never saw it again till recent. Not a bad film really and its got surprisingly crisp filming for its budget. The suits arent bad either really. Its a rather plodding movie and some of the actings a little off though. But boy do they love their fog machines!

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« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2018, 11:08:05 AM »
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It may be partially true. There may well be very few. Or those that were on hand either werent interested, or did not fit the look. And Hollywood may have wanted a big name to stick on the movie as usual.

So much more likely to be the latter, i.e. a big-budget movie and the studios wants a big name to prop it up.

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« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2018, 04:46:04 PM »
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This is sarcasm right?

Please tell it's sarcasm.

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It may be partially true. There may well be very few. Or those that were on hand either weren't interested, or did not fit the look. And Hollywood may have wanted a big name to stick on the movie as usual.

Sorry I should have been A touch more clear but it's pretty much what happened with gits LA. There weren't any major Asian actresses in Hollywood that where willing to do an action movie so we got scar-jo.
At the time there where more then A few videos on the subject by A bunch of different peeps at the time who do movie stuff .
There was one actress I remember hearing brought up as A potential I forget her name but she didn't have A huge name so the studios wouldn't even look at her.
Also what Ras said.

Post Script edit: Also rereading my previous post i miss typed rather badly sorry for any confusion. I didn't mean to say that there where no Asian actresses who do action movies at all.
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« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2018, 11:33:51 PM »
Saw an interesting movie the January man kind of A fun for A mystery / thriller feels A bit like it's A 600 or 800 page novel that got condensed down to 2 hours.
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« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2018, 09:23:13 AM »
Thor, Ragnarok

Let's start with the disclaimer that I'm way past burned out on the Marvel Cinematic Universe(tm) films. They were really good in the beginning, but they've beaten their tone and style into the ground. Having said that, I liked it ok.
The first 20 (ish) minutes almost lost me. Thor as a wisecracking hero rubbed me the wrong way. It was a huge tone shift for the character. He was too lighthearted, and the Surtur fight wasn't very interesting. Having Odin lost on earth and then die felt very limp to me. Like, Oh, they have to bump off Odin to get the plot moving, get on with it already! It's unfortunate that they couldn't find anything to do with the Jane Foster character and off-screened her. At least they tried in... man I can't even remember the title of the movie. Thor 2, the Dark Elf one.

But once they got to the junk planet, and the story started to get moving, I started paying attention and got into the film. The Hulk/Banner stuff was great.
Not bad, worth watching, but don't expect them to stray from the Marvel Formula.
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